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7th-Yr 16-team Dynasty-like Points Keeper needs 1 owner

Postby Sultans of Squat » Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:23 pm

We have another last minute new opening available. Please check the last followup post (or the included link) for the available team/roster after looking thru the details of our league setup, etc. below.

Thanks for your interest...

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If you're looking for a good, new challenge w/ a different setup than usual, this might be right up your alley.

The league is a free, points league run on Yahoo and uses (sabermetrics-oriented) Extrapolated Runs for offense, which is similar to Bill James' original Runs Created, and a variation on IP - R for pitching, which is a basic take on runs prevention (w/ some bonuses/penalties for wins, losses, saves, holds, blown saves and such). This points system is designed to model more closely to real life results (unlike standard Roto and most other points leagues) and has proven to yield excellent, tight races w/ well balanced results for 6 straight seasons now (and one more in a non-keeper before that). Rules are generally kept as simple (and sensible and consistent) as possible.

We do not use salaries, but keepability status is simply based on real life contract/FA status, eg. Holliday, Jason Bay, Vlad Guerrero, et al. are FAs this year (and you can find pretty much all the noteworthy veteran FAs listed at places like the ESPN FA Tracker). And MLB-ready prospects join the FA pool as they show up in Yahoo, eg. Strasburg, Heyward, Smoak, Aroldis Chapman, Pedro Alvarez, Mike Stanton, Jesus Montero, et al. are all in the FA pool to start this year.

We'll soon begin our annual FA draft off the updated FA pool in order to fill whatever empty roster spots in our 25-man rosters -- and we use a relatively unique approach to the annual FA draft process that helps teams w/ less talent get competitive more quickly while also adding a bit more strategy to it than usual. For instance, Senor Smoke -- one of the currently available teams -- will have the first 3 picks of this draft and 4 of the next 8 after that (for a total of 7 out of the first 11 picks).

Note that you may also find the points system and lineup positions help teams rebuild and become competitive again more quickly since it depends less on certain traditional stats that tend to work against less proven players who may not bat in premium lineup spots or pitch on top teams.

For the complete rules and setup, check this link:

Intro and Rules to the League

If interested, fire me a PM or email or YIM me.

You'll find the available teams at the following link labeled as needing new owners:

http://htfbaseball.proboards.com/index. ... rd=rosters

Again, please note that our league setup is a fair bit different from the usual, so don't judge the quality of players in the available team rosters w/out getting familiar w/ the setup and rules first. For instance, speed/SBs are nowhere near as important here as in standard ROTO leagues -- and we do not care about batting Rs and RBIs at all or pitching Ks (although those stats might provide helpful, indirect indicators of expected performance). And again, keepability is based on real life contract years and FA status. And there are other nuances to consider as well, so please do check out the entire setup and rules...

Thanks for your interest...
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Re: 7th-Yr 16-team Dynasty-like Points Keeper needs a few owners

Postby frankbullsfan » Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:08 am

sent you a pm here on the site sounds like a very interesting league i would be intrested in joining.
if you want to get a hold of me you can pm me here or email or im me at frankbullsfan2000@yahoo.com

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Re: 7th-Yr 16-team Dynasty-like Points Keeper needs a few owners

Postby Sultans of Squat » Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:09 pm

frankbullsfan wrote:sent you a pm here on the site sounds like a very interesting league i would be intrested in joining.
if you want to get a hold of me you can pm me here or email or im me at frankbullsfan2000@yahoo.com

thanks
frank harvey


Frank,

You got mail! :-D

Thanks.
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Re: 7th-Yr 16-team Dynasty-like Points Keeper needs a few owners

Postby Sultans of Squat » Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:28 pm

Still looking for replacement owners.

And we're doing our player drops now for the upcoming annual FA Draft Process -- the "slow" draft will likely start either Sunday evening or Monday to be concluded w/ the "live" draft either next Friday night (4/2) or sometime next Saturday (4/3).

I am currently on Yahoo IM (and should be for much of tonight), so please feel free to contact me there (or via email or PM), if you have questions. Thanks.

And if it helps any, here are the Yahoo settings at a glance (though this does not provide all the details about the league of course):

Custom League URL: http://baseball.fantasysports.yahoo.com ... n_pretzels
Season Type: Full
Draft Type: Offline Draft
Max Teams: 16
Scoring Type: Points Only
Player Universe: All baseball
New Players Become Available: As soon as Yahoo! adds them
Max Moves: 100
Max Trades: No maximum
Trade Reject Time: 1
Trade End Date: August 29, 2010
Waiver Time: 2 days
Can't Cut List Provider: None
Trade Review: League Votes
Post Draft Players: Free Agents
Max Games Played: 162
Max Innings Pitched: 1450
Weekly Deadline: Daily - Tomorrow
Roster Positions: C, 3B, SS, MI, IF, CF, RF, OF, Util, SP, SP, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, RP, RP, RP, P, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, DL, DL, DL

Stat Category Value
AB -0.09
1B 0.59
2B 0.81
3B 1.13
HR 1.53
SH 0.04
SF 0.37
SB 0.18
CS -0.32
BB 0.34
IBB -.009
HBP 0.34
K -.008
GIDP -0.28
IP 1
W 1
L -1
CG 0.5
SV 0.9
R -0.5
ER -0.5
SVOP -0.6
HLD 0.3
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Re: 7th-Yr 16-team Dynasty-like Points Keeper needs a few owners

Postby Sultans of Squat » Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:59 am

Still looking for 4 new/replacement owners.

Just completed the player drops portion of the FA Draft Process w/ draft order now set. The "slow" draft will likely start some time tomorrow (Monday).

http://htfbaseball.proboards.com/index. ... thread=108

FYI, Senor Smoke -- one of the currently available weaker teams -- will have the first 3 picks followed by 4 of the next 8 after that (for a total of 7 of the first 11 picks), etc.

As mentioned above, noteworthy veteran FAs in the draft pool includes Holliday, Jason Bay, Vlad Guerrero, John Lackey, et al. plus some MLB-ready prospects showing up in Yahoo for the first time, eg. Strasburg, Heyward, Smoak, Chapman, Alvarez, Stanton, J Montero, et al.

If interested, let me know asap via PM, email or Yahoo IM.

Thanks again...
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Re: 7th-Yr 16-team Dynasty-like Points Keeper needs a few owners

Postby Sultans of Squat » Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:00 am

Still looking for 4 new/replacement owners.

And we've just about completed our annual FA draft process -- although there's still a little bit of time for new/replacement owners to amend picks w/ the remaining available FA pool, which still includes some interesting veterans and prospects, before we open the league up for normal add/drops.

If interested, you can find the post-draft updated rosters at this link (w/ the vacant teams stickied and labeled as needing new owners):

http://htfbaseball.proboards.com/index. ... rd=rosters

So let me know asap (via PM, email, YIM, etc), if interested. In fact, if interested, you should also register for an account on that proboards site to expedite joining the league.

Thanks for your interest...
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Re: 7th-Yr 16-team Dynasty-like Points Keeper needs a few owners

Postby Sultans of Squat » Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:05 am

For your convenience, I've included the complete roster listings for the remaining available teams below:

Gas Can Turtles (Taken)

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Senor Smoke (Taken)

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Maybe Next Year (Awaiting final confirmation from potential new owner)

Primary Offense
C: Bengie Molina
IF: Prince Fielder
3B: Chone Figgins
MI: Aaron Hill
SS: Marco Scutaro
CF: B.J. Upton
RF: Josh Hamilton (CF)
OF: Nelson Cruz (RF)
UT: Adam Lind (OF)

Pitching
SP: John Danks
SP: Scott Baker
SP: Carlos Zambrano
SP: Justin Duchscherer
SP: Ben Sheets
SP: Aroldis Chapman
RP: Ian Kennedy
RP: Bobby Jenks
RP: Carlos Marmol
RP: Rafael Soriano
RP: Scott Downs
RP: Takashi Saito

Bench
Carlos Santana (C)
Pedro Alvarez (3B)
Jed Lowrie (SS)
Mike Cameron (CF)

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Chavez Ravine (Taken)

Primary Offense
C: Kelly Shoppach
IF: Lance Berkman
3B: Chase Headley
SS: Miguel Tejada
MI: Dan Uggla
CF: Colby Rasmus (RF)
RF: Nick Swisher (IF)
OF: Raul Ibanez
UT: Ryan Ludwick (RF)

Pitching
SP: Mark Buehrle
SP: Tommy Hanson
SP: Rick Porcello
SP: Hiroki Kuroda
SP: Jonathan Sanchez
SP: Josh Outman
RP: Brian Fuentes
RP: Neftali Feliz
RP: Billy Wagner
RP: Frank Francisco
RP: Darren O'Day
RP: Octavio Dotel

Bench
Tyler Flowers (C)
Ian Desmond (SS)
Cameron Maybin (CF)
Sean Rodriguez (OF)
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Re: 7th-Yr 16-team Dynasty-like Points Keeper needs a few owners

Postby dqwontavious » Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:41 pm

I'm interest in a team email me jusparker@gmail.com
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Re: 7th-Yr 16-team Dynasty-like Points Keeper needs a few owners

Postby Sultans of Squat » Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:16 pm

Only 2 vacant teams remaining w/ one (Maybe Next Year) already reserved by a potential new owner and waiting for confirmation.

Act fast, if you're interested, before both are gone for good.

Thanks again for your interest...
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Re: 7th-Yr 16-team Dynasty-like Points Keeper needs a few owners

Postby MorseOverTaveras » Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:14 pm

sounds great, definitely up to the challenge. would love to take a part in your league, my email is egotastic8@yahoo.com
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